John Knight

 

2020

Sin dalla fine degli anni '60, John Knight, lo sfuggente artista di Los Angels, è stato pioniere del lavoro site-specific e della critica istituzionale, con costante attenzione ai sistemi geopolitici ed economici impliciti nelle convenzioni quotidiane.
Knight rifugge qualsiasi cifra stilistica, preferendo lavorare in situ, affrontando e rispondendo agli elementi unici di ogni individuale contesto. Spesso sfruttando le strategie visive proprie dell'architettura, della pubblicità e del corporate design, le stratificazioni dei progetti di Knight sfidano l'establishment dell'arte e i suoi rapporti con la politica globale.

John Knight (1945) vive a Los Angeles e lavora in situ. Le sue mostre piu' recenti includono CCA, Kitakyushu, GIappone (2019), Ordet, Milano (2019), établissement d’en face, Bruxelles (2018), Cultuurcentrum, Strombeek (2017) Sculpture Project Münster (2017), SMAK, Ghent (2017), Cabinet, Londra (2016), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2016), Art Institute of Chicago (2015), Greene Naftali, New York (2015), Portikus, Francoforte (2013), Galerie Neu/MD72, Berlino (2013), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012), Whitney Biennial (2012), MOCA, Los Angeles (2010) e Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlino (2009).
Since the late 1960’s, the elusive Los Angeles-based artist John Knight has pioneered the practices of site-specificity and institutional critique, always interested in interrogating the underlying geopolitical and economic systems implicit in everyday conventions. Eschewing a signature style, Knight prefers to work in situ, engaging with and responding to the context of each unique site. Often utilizing the visual strategies of architecture, advertising, and corporate design, Knight’s multilayered projects challenge the art establishment and its relationship to a larger global politic.

John Knight (b. 1945) lives in Los Angeles and works in situ. Recent exhibitions include CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan (2019), Ordet, Milan (2019), établissement d’en face, Brussels (2018), Cultuurcentrum, Strombeek (2017) Sculpture Project Münster (2017), SMAK, Ghent (2017), Cabinet, London (2016), REDCAT, Los Angeles (2016), Art Institute of Chicago (2015), Greene Naftali, New York (2015), Portikus, Frankfurt (2013), Galerie Neu/MD72, Berlin (2013), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2012), Whitney Biennial (2012), MOCA, Los Angeles (2010); and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2009).